Questions about Netlify DNS configuration

Hello I have pointed the name servers to Netlify but it’s still not working? Am I doing something wrong do I need to wait longer are something my domain is teamexoitc.cf

Hi, @kingcoder345. This domain is not using Netlify DNS at this time.

When I perform a WHOIS lookup to get basic information about the domain name teamexoitc.cf it fails to return an answer:

$ whois teamexoitc.cf
% IANA WHOIS server
% for more information on IANA, visit http://www.iana.org
% This query returned 1 object

refer:        whois.dot.cf

domain:       CF

organisation: Societe Centrafricaine de Telecommunications (SOCATEL)
address:      Rue guerillot
address:      Bangui  BP 939
address:      Central African Republic

contact:      administrative
name:         Directeur General
organisation: Societe Centrafricaine de Telecommunications (SOCATEL)
address:      Rue guerillot
address:      Bangui  BP 939
address:      Central African Republic
phone:        +236 21 61 60 64
fax-no:       +236 21 61 44 72
e-mail:       dg-socatel@socatel.cf

contact:      technical
name:         Manager ICT
organisation: Centrafrique TLD B.V.
address:      Danzigerkade 23D
address:      Amsterdam
address:      NH  1013 AP
address:      Netherlands
phone:        +31 20 5315726
fax-no:       +31 20 5315721
e-mail:       info@centrafriquetld.com

nserver:      A.NS.CF 185.21.168.17 2a04:1b00:4:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      B.NS.CF 185.21.169.17 2a04:1b00:5:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      C.NS.CF 185.21.170.17 2a04:1b00:6:0:0:0:0:1
nserver:      D.NS.CF 185.21.171.17 2a04:1b00:7:0:0:0:0:1

whois:        whois.dot.cf

status:       ACTIVE
remarks:      Registration information: http://www.dot.cf

created:      1996-04-24
changed:      2015-12-29
source:       IANA

# whois.dot.cf

WHOIS lookup for TEAMEXOITC.CF can temporarily not be answered. Please try again.

It shows the WHOIS data for the top-level domain (TLD) of .cf and then says “WHOIS lookup for TEAMEXOITC.CF can temporarily not be answered”.

If I do a recursive lookup for the name servers (NS type DNS records) for this domain there is no answer there either.

Here is a recursive lookup using dig:

$ dig +trace teamexoitc.cf NS

; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> +trace teamexoitc.cf NS
;; global options: +cmd
.			55192	IN	NS	m.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	b.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	c.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	d.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	e.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	f.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	g.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	h.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	a.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	i.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	j.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	k.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	NS	l.root-servers.net.
.			55192	IN	RRSIG	NS 8 0 518400 20201107050000 20201025040000 26116 . qOBQiV5ALROxYwt96G9Mc7xAbewy4fW6WyH59icH145TpU/Z4pV73IMF 7ouFGDWhbmjlL/MSN7UeMhbyna1fvb2sZugL8YtCFa1NwHxxXCNbdsX4 JQ9Lisc5zs8C5T8R4yfdWi1rb8ZUypTnwv5J/mR7/OK33AyPq0Js3Vkz eznrTqrX+ZWdLTD4mYtvj/iqOJs7TVrzXdTtNct0FnYTXJgE2JRu23Rd X5S+jfipG3gu512it3foje3Npu9cq/M8/keQrLFoIEwP0dFDKl9Q6LCk ZRzmqsoDI4clcTGtM6O2DIRgcWst2XdXydSU4Y/3qcc8hbSLvyeqzK+X sQ7nNg==
;; Received 525 bytes from 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8) in 24 ms

cf.			172800	IN	NS	a.ns.cf.
cf.			172800	IN	NS	b.ns.cf.
cf.			172800	IN	NS	c.ns.cf.
cf.			172800	IN	NS	d.ns.cf.
cf.			86400	IN	NSEC	cfa. NS RRSIG NSEC
cf.			86400	IN	RRSIG	NSEC 8 1 86400 20201107170000 20201025160000 26116 . KuAJJW2+Bw2hXYqykK2nTygWEkpBZnKg6r6NMpWMv7wkOlvqvlKCqyfZ Ml5Jgj43FI33pVRbaM8H6+vMgNOMm6pcvf3LctJdLyRIV4eqgtuXQrlh NlEdbJmxXE9ndqt8Oxn1E8bVMQPM85IOFtwar134QSlNFtKJ7/gxTbG2 Y5GZjTjtjHx9CFYqi2a0ptcbCBVYa2ndFTIeim4yyGKzHG2MdZPOtJds 34fCISGqQgQdFYBYIRGoqVAcKqhfCC9c+u56jKXQk+MZ+55rfQPUJ4g1 UvGBAAY+cD+r2afzGJ2GP7OkIKrefwK9Z+25eeLBKeNgEE6389aP5Wow WS27og==
;; Received 597 bytes from 193.0.14.129#53(k.root-servers.net) in 85 ms

cf.			5	IN	SOA	a.ns.cf. kohilaire.socatel.cf. 1603688172 10800 3600 604800 5
;; Received 101 bytes from 185.21.168.17#53(a.ns.cf) in 54 ms

Again, we get an SOA record for .cf (which is the TLD) but nothing for teamexoitc.cf itself.

There are no NS records returned as authoritative for this domain name. In other words, from the perspective of a DNS lookup, this domain name does not exist.

This issue appears to be some issue at the domain registrar or somewhere else upstream from Netlify DNS.

The authoritative name servers are determined by the domain registrar. Because there is no answer for the authoritative name server query, I recommend contacting your domain registrar about this issue.

If there are other questions about this, please let us know.